Liverpool set to beat Manchester United to sign 'the new Kalidou Koulibaly' for £60m: report

Liverpool and Manchester United are competing for a centre-back: Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp reacts prior to the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Everton FC at Anfield on February 13, 2023 in Liverpool, England.
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Liverpool are looking like beating Manchester United to a centre-back dubbed 'the new Kalidou Koulibaly'. 

Both northwest rivals are looking at improving their backlines following defensive frailties this season. Liverpool have been leaning heavily on Virgil van Dijk, while Manchester United have relied almost entirely on Raphael Varane and Lisandro Martinez in defence, with very little cover beyond that. 

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Mark White
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Mark White is the Digital Content Editor at FourFourTwo. During his time on the brand, Mark has written three cover features on Mikel Arteta, Martin Odegaard and the Invincibles, and has written pieces on subjects ranging from Sir Bobby Robson’s time at Barcelona to the career of Robinho. An encyclopedia of football trivia and collector of shirts, he first joined the team back in 2020 as a staff writer.